Membership in AAIP offers a vast pool of opportunities for career growth through networking with other Native physicians across the country as well as opportunities to support future generations of Native health care providers by serving as role models for a variety of AAIP student programs. Here are the different membership options for Physicians:
MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES ELIGIBILITY & QUALIFICATIONS
There shall be the following categories of membership with stated qualifications, privileges, and restrictions:
Any allopathic or osteopathic physician, who identifies and holds himself or herself out as an American Indian, or Alaska Native, and who possesses 1/8 degree or more of American Indian or Alaska Native blood or ancestry is eligible for voting membership.
(1) Any allopathic or osteopathic physician, who identifies and holds himself or herself out as an American Indian or Alaska Native, but cannot provide sufficient verification or proof of 1/8 degree or more of American Indian or Alaska Native heritage or ancestry, but can provide sufficient verification or proof of some American Indian or Alaska Native ancestry, is eligible for associate membership.
(2) An associate member who has provided exceptional or significant support to the mission and purposes of the Association or who has participated actively in the affairs of the Association as an associate member for at least three consecutive years and who has established a reputation of good will toward the Association and its members may be granted full voting membership rights and privileges upon application to and recommendation of the Membership Committee and approval of the Board of Directors.
Any person who supports the mission of the Association who has distinguished himself or herself in an American Indian or Alaska Native health field or related health profession is eligible for honorary membership upon nomination by the Membership Committee and approval by the Board of Directors.
Any person or entity that supports the mission and purposes of the Association, and who provides financial support to the Association is eligible for supporting membership upon approval by the Board of Directors.
$250.00 Full Member Physician
$250.00 Associate Member Physician
$50.00 Retired Physician
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